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Gilberte de Courgenay

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Gilberte de Courgenay
Movie Poster
Country CH.jpg Switzerland
Directed by Franz Schnyder
Release Date April 17, 1941
Language French
Swiss German
Studio Praesens-Film
Distributor Praesens-Film
Main Cast
Character Actor
René Gengenbach Rudolf Bernhard
Gilberte Montavon Anne-Marie Blanc
Luzi Caviezel Zarli Carigiet
Madame Montavon Hélène Dalmet
Friedrich Odermatt Heinrich Gretler
Fritz Gubler Max Knapp

Gilberte de Courgenay is a 1941 Swiss movie directed by Franz Schnyder and is about the Swiss woman Gilberte Montavon from Courgenay in the canton of Bern (today the canton of Jura), who became a patriotic cult figure. The film is considered one of the best films that the Swiss spiritual national defence has produced. In the winter of 1915/16, Artilleriebatterie 38 took up quarters in Courgenay. Initially thinking that by Christmas the war would be over and the army would be demobilized again, the men were disappointed not to be able to celebrate Christmas with their families. Gilberte, the innkeeper's daughter of the Hôtel de la Gare, organizes a Christmas party for these men and quickly becomes the idol of the soldiers.

The following weapons were used in the film Gilberte de Courgenay:


Schmidt-Rubin Karabiner M1911

Swiss soldiers of the Artilleriebatterie 38 are issued with Karabiner M1911s.

Schmidt-Rubin Karabiner Modell 1911 - 7.5x55mm Swiss (GP 11)
Several K11s stacked together.
A column of Swiss soldiers marching with their K11s.
A blurred view of the rear part of one Karabiner with what appears to be a Dolchbajonett M1918.

Schmidt-Rubin Model 1911

Some Swiss soldiers also wield full-length Schmidt-Rubin Model 1911 rifles.

Schmidt-Rubin Infanteriegewehr Modell 1911 - 7.5x55mm Swiss (GP 11)
The soldier in center prepares his rifle...
...to greet the column's officer.
The last row of soldiers carry full length rifles.

Karabiner 31

The anachronistic K31 Rifle is briefly seen carried by several soldiers.

Karabiner Modell 1931 (K. 31/Kar. 31) - 7.5x55mm Swiss (GP11)
The right soldier carries a K31 over his back. Note the position of the magazine is closer to the trigger guard.


7.5 cm Krupp Feldkanone 1903

The Swiss variant of the German Feldkanone 1903 is used by the Artilleriebatterie 38.



A Major is seen carrying a Swiss Army holster for an Ordonnanzrevolver.


MG 11

The MG 11, the Swiss version of the Maxim machine gun, is seen transported in pieces.


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